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Farah to skip Commonwealth Games

AFP-JIJI

Mo Farah said Tuesday he does not plan to compete at next year’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

The reigning Olympic 5,000- and 10,000-meter champion, would be eligible to run for England at an event where the United Kingdom is split into its four constituent nations — England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Instead, his main target for 2014 is to run in the London Marathon, with Farah saying the Commonwealth Games “is not on my list.”

But Farah said he would still wait to decide if he would run the marathon at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

“I don’t know. It just depends how I come off that marathon,” he told BBC Radio 5 Live. “My aim is to do the London Marathon and that is what I am fully focused on.”